French authorities on Saturday charged a 33-year-old man with planning a terror attack. Police found explosive devices and a video recorded by the suspect pledging his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). According to French media sources, this is the first foiled terrorist plot this year.
France has around 15,000 Islamists on its terror watch list. Jihadi terrorists have murdered more than 230 French civilians since 2015. To cope with this growing Islamist threat, France is expanding its domestic surveillance network and building between 10,000 and 16,000 new prison cells.
The broadcaster France24 covered the foiled ISIS terror attack in the southern French city of Nimes:
French authorities on Saturday charged a 33-year-old man, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State Group in a video, with planning a terror attack, judicial sources said.
The man, who was not known to police, was arrested near the southern city of Nimes on Tuesday. Bomb making materials were found in his house but there was no indication of the targets he was planning to attack, they said.
"This is the first attack foiled this year," a source close to the investigation told AFP.
The man was charged with "associating with terrorist criminals" and placed in custody.
"The investigation started when police saw on social media an attempt by a man in the Nimes region with Islamist leanings trying to procure a weapon," the source close to the investigation said.
The raid on the man's house yielded a tube filled with powder which could likely be used as an explosive, different powders and a device to start a fire, the source said.
Several videos taken last year were seized including one in which the man pledges allegiance to self-proclaimed IS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with the organisation's black flag in the background.
In November 2015, Paris was hit by a series of coordinated terror attacks carried out by a group of jihadis that killed 130 people. In July 2016, an ISIS terrorist drove a truck into a crowd of revelers in the city of Nice, killing 86. Terrorists affiliated to ISIS and other jihadi groups carried out similar terror attacks in the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium during the same period.
From Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to former President Barack Obama, the progressive leaders peddle the narrative of a ‘tiny minority’ of Muslims adhering to the jihadi ideology. However, with Europe’s Muslim population growing exponentially, this proverbial ‘tiny’ fraction could soon come to represent a significant portion of the continent’s population.
France is the textbook case of this coming demographic shift. According to population estimates (French authorities do not record census data on religious or ethnic basis), the country’s Muslim population could soon cross the 20-percent mark. In September 2017, A study compiled by the Paris-based think tank Institute des Libertes claimed that Muslims would be a majority in France within the next 40 years.
As prominent British author Douglas Murray noted in his column for the UK newspaper Daily Telegraph last year, “[T]he larger your Muslim population, the larger your Islamic extremism problem.”
This logic is apparently incomprehensible to Europe’s ruling political elite playing Russian roulette with their people by staying the course on their open borders policy.